By Bakary Ceesay
For the first time in the history of football in the Gambia, a partnership with an Asian Football Association comes to exist for the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) to benefit.
The long awaited dream has finally come to be realized as GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo has added another monumental breakthrough at his Saudi visit as he signed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with is counterparts at Jeddah to establish a bilateral cooperation between the two Football Federations.
The cooperation was signed on behalf of the Saudi FA by its Vice President Mr Khaled Althebiti. The details of the MoU include amongst others hosting of Gambia National Team on training camps, providing support in technical areas like Refereeing, Coaching and infrastructure.
Mr Bajo earlier had meetings with both the President of the Spanish FA Luis Manuel Rubiales Bejar and the Director of international Relations for the Spanish FA Jorge Mowincle Sagnier on the possibilities of forging cooperation between the two Federations.
The Saudi visit for the Spanish Cup Final has earned Bajo and GFF 3rd Vice President retired General Lang Tombng Tamba to have also visited Scorpions Goal Keeper Modou Jobe at his Jeddah FC training ground.